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There is no clear answer: That depends on your type of photography. If you want the camera just to take the usual this and that photos, you are probably not missing out very much. The computational support in the phone has come quite a way. However, you will notice some limitations: Due to the small sensor, the performance in low light is limited. The phone'...


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(I'm promoting my comments to an answer now that I have a little more time.) In addition to all the points brought up in other answers, there are several non-technical, "user experience", reasons that a DSLR is superior to a smart phone. The first relates to the "immediacy" of the controls. After a few (dozen) hours using a camera the ...


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On top of what has been said, part of a photographer's skills is to make arbitrages between light received, exposure time, and depth of field. With a smartphone, you may experiment with framing, which is very important, but you won't really be able to experiment with light, exposure and depth of field. In a sense, it is like learning to play guitar with only ...


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Command line solution In your terminal try to run this command: sips -s format tiff /Path/To/Image/bla.CR2 --out bla.tiff Now you can easily create a Shell Script and do your batch conversion. Credits to this solution goes to this comment. Automator solution I came up with another solution that utilize the very nice feature of Mac OS X: Automator! ...


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If you are interested in this, I would suggest getting 'dcraw' which is a command line RAW converter. There is a Mac version for download from the site, the source code, and if you have HomeBrew installed, you can install it via 'brew install dcraw'. The 'dcraw' program allows you to specify a variety of options including the Gamma and Exposure level ...


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Yes, you can do it several ways. With the image selected: Pull down the Image menu, then say Duplicate 1 Photo. ⌘-D Right-click or Ctrl-click the photo, then say "Duplicate 1 photo" None of these methods make a copy of the original file on disk, a fact you can verify by subsequently saying File → Show Referenced File in Finder. No matter whether you ...


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Try a Google search for "how to watermark images android". I found this which seems like what you want: iWatermark for Android Secure and protect your photos. If you are a photographer or artist iWatermark works for you to by adding a visible personal text or graphic watermark. You could also take a look at some more involved options: http://xjaphx....


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The MacOS X feature that's responsible for showing you previews in Finder, Spotlight, standard file dialogs, etc., is called QuickLook. QuickLook needs an importer for each type of file that you'd like to preview. For standard types like text files, JPEG and PNG images, sounds, and others, the system has built-in QuickLook importers. In other cases, ...


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You are wanting to compare apples to oranges. DSLRs us a separate autofocus sensor to do Phase Detection Auto Focus so that the mirror can remain down and the scene can remain visible in the viewfinder during focusing. PDAF uses light from opposite edges of the lens to measure the distance to the subject using the same principles as stereoscopic ...


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In the iOS 10.0 release notes, there are two mentions of RAW images: The new AVCapturePhotoOutput class provides a unified pipeline for all photography workflows, enabling more sophisticated control and monitoring of the entire capture process and including support for new features such as Live Photos and RAW format capture. You should transition to ...


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A lot of things have been touched on but upon re-reading your question and seeing you'd get multiple lenses 18-55 mm, 70-300 mm, and 50 mm prime. There is no way a camera phone is going to function with as much versatility as the package you're proposing. Digital zoom is not a feature. It's just cropping a photo. You won't touch a 300mm lens with a camera ...


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Yes. The smartphones are small, easy to use, allways connected to networks, stuffed with all the filters... They, actually, replaced them years ago. But through point-and-shoot cameras. No. The smartphone geometry will never allow to build such optics that can barely close to the DSLR/Mirrorless. Each pixel needs some area to gather photons, the more area it ...


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Official wifi adapter Pros: Allows more than just photo transfer. Nikon's official apps (iOS, Android) will allow remote triggering. Unofficial apps (e.g. qDslrDashboard) will probably give you more control: at the very least, remote control of basic parameters (aperture, exposure time, ISO), and in principle they can combine this with triggering to add ...


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According to Chipworks photos, iPhone 6 camera has about 50000 phase detection pixels. These are only individual pixels, and as explained by Michael, they do not compare directly to the DSLR autofocus points. But the next generation of sensors changes the game again (mirrorless, mobile, but also DSLR in liveview mode, see Canon's or Samsung's Dual Pixel AF)...


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Renaming file do not change the content of the file. So you should not be afraid of this. Renaming of the file is operation, related to the metainformation of your picture, stored in the filesystem and it is not related to the content of the file itself


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I think (I'm not sure though) there is no built-in command line tools for such task. Instead, you can use third party softwares. Allow me to introduce you to very nice ImageMagick. It is a set of cross-platform command-line tools that allow you to do a lot. It has lots of tools and also many scripts based on it are available online. They have also a forum ...


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I've always been quite happy with the results from HDRtist. It's a very simple, free app with not a lot of configuration options, but it produces punchy, saturated images. It is by no means a replacement for Photomatix or any professional piece of software, but it does a decent job for shots that are just going to be posted to the web. Another option is ...


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Since you asked why: the reason for this is that the files on the camera are stored using a very simple filesystem using 8.3 file names, which by default are upper-case (originally these filesystems didn't distinguish between upper and lower case in filenames). There's an option in Linux (shortname=lower) that can be used when mounting the USB storage which ...


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So, the short answer if you're editing and saving from Snapseed is yes. There are a couple of reasons why this will result in reduction of quality: You've discarded data from RAW to PNG/JPG in the first place. This now gives less information for Snapseed to work with and so further edits could result in even less data, especially in the shadows and ...


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If you backup the library without the new images you would lose all of the new working copies of the images. That is how referenced images in iPhoto works. I would recommend against doing anything but backing up the entire 20GB library file unless you want to lose your changes. A better option is really to attack the actual issue here. A single iPhoto ...


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A quick google search reveals no hard information but something like this: "The lens modules themselves bear no such identification, but Taiwanese manufacturers Largan Precision and Genius Electronic Optical have been named as suppliers for the iPhone 4, 4S and 5 -- with the iPhone 5 manifests also listing Japanese optical manufacturer Kantatsu." - http://...


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There is, of course, an XKCD for this: https://xkcd.com/1235/ Basically, what everybody else has said with particular emphasis on not relying on "megapixelage" as the sole metric of how good a camera is. Broadly speaking, you'll get a better photo with an old DSLR (let's say 3 megapixels) with a true zoom lens which allows you to frame your subject ...


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A phone will be nowhere near as good as a camera if: You want long-range (planes, birds, wild-life, etc) You want a bit more creative control (motion blur, shallow dof, etc) You will edit the photos later on photoshop/lightroom/gimp/etc. I don't mean remove/add things, even for basic fixes like white balance, saturation, etc. Saving RAW, never jpeg. My ...


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Changing the center of the vignetting tool in Apple Photos does not appear to be possible. The available settings are: Strength, Radius, Softness.


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You can Cut Cmd ⌘ X then Paste Cmd ⌘ V same as in most apps. I can't test Screenshots, but if they're treated like a 'library' rather than an 'album', then you could perhaps set up an intermediate album to keep track of progress. Copy all to there, then cut paste into their new album locations. You can't Cmd ⌘ / drag, or Copy then opt/Paste Cmd ⌘ ...


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This is a recognized bug in LR, and it is fixed in the newest version (Lightroom CC 2015.10/Lightroom 6.10). See the LR changelog under https://feedback.photoshop.com/photoshop_family/topics/iphone_video_capture_time_is_shifted_upon_import_to_lightroom


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Every Mac ships with an application called Image Capture. It's in your Applications folder. It tethers to a lot of cameras. Give it a try. Free and it works great.


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The cloud back up would happen as the following. Only your local photos would be copied to the cloud. Google photos / Apple Photos, Backs up your local images, They make a copy in the cloud, So as long you have the local photo there may be a copy in both, Google and Apple photo. If you delete de image in your phone you may still have it on the cloud, ...


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You will need to jailbreak your iPad in order to do this. Apple, for whatever reason, doesn't allow anything but importing files into the Photos app, not arbitrarily. That's not the worst thing — the photos will all be there. You'll just have to build your workflow around what Apple has decided, not necessarily devise your own scheme. Once the photos are ...


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if you look in the sips-Manpage there is no way to force exporting of 8 or 16 bit. That's the answer: there is no way to do this with sips. Is there any reason for using sips, instead of Lightroom or Aperture, which have great batch modes too?


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